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Grateful Dead Live at Roscoe Maples Pavilion, Stanford U. on 1973-02-09

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Grateful Dead Live at Roscoe Maples Pavilion, Stanford U. on 1973-02-09

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Promised Land, Row Jimmy, Black Throated Wind, Deal, Me & My Uncle, Sugaree, Looks Like Rain, Loose Lucy, Mexicali Blues, Brown Eyed Women, El Paso, Here Comes Sunshine, Playin' In The Band China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Truckin'-> Eyes Of The World-> China Doll, Big River, Ramble On Rose, Box Of Rain, Wave That Flag, Sugar Magnolia, Uncle John's Band, Around & Around, E: Casey Jones

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Roscoe Maples Pavilion, Stanford U.
Location Palo Alto, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD> MR> REEL> DAT> SS> CDR> DAW (Bertha)> CDA


Jay Ashley (Bertha) remaster of previous MR source;


Reviewer: BlewJ - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2017
Subject: MonkeyFist
Wavy Gravy is not dead.
Reviewer: Monkeyfister - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 9, 2017
Subject: What A Big Show...
That enormous list of debut songs, that enormous setlist, AND (the Late) Wavy Gravy talking Bach Mai. Solid playing and vocals, plenty of energy to go around, gorgeously recorded, by the way, during a live tech-in for the Wall Of Sound. This night was a seriously great success on just about every level.
Reviewer: Russter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 18, 2015
Subject: What an introduction!
Wall of Sound in place for the first time! Songs played for the first time at this show: China Doll, Eyes of the World, Here Comes Sunshine, Loose Lucy, They Love Each Other, Row Jimmy, Wave That Flag (Later US Blues). Being my first show it was one I'll cherish. I'll not forget the basketball floor which was like a trampoline!!
Reviewer: notsojingo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 25, 2015
Subject: Thank You For This Gift
A Friend shared the Love, so just walking it along!

One of the few things that make me wish I was 63 instead of 53 is The Music, and The Grateful Dead highlight that.
Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 11, 2015
Subject: What a long strange trip
it's been...
Reviewer: tree-ap03 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 11, 2014
Subject: and even more of... WOW!!!
Got a tape of this back in the summer of '90 & got a copy of the '77 Cornell show the same night--it was almost TOO MUCH to handle!!! We were driving around some mtn. back roads while the sun was going down, smoking some really incredible hashish & someone popped this tape in. It started at BTW, w/Loose Lucy right after (the songs were not in order), and just after Loose Lucy, Beer Barrel Polka came up, which I had never heard that before & it blew me away!!! It still amazes me how this band can play just a short snippet of music & it can be the greatest thing you've ever heard in your life.
Now, the meaty jam in the 2nd set--Truckin'>Eyes>China Doll. As others have noted before me, the Eyes sounds as if they've been playing it for years, and it STILL gives me goose bumps 25 years later to hear how great this performance is. And something else I have always loved about this show, is the "crunchy" sound of the tape---that's the best way to describe it I think. The DP28 in Salt Lake City & Lincoln Nebraska sort of sounds like this tape, but not quite.
Now, the 5 star rating I've given... 5 star shows in '73 abound & it's almost like "yeah, yeah, 5 stars, I know, whatever." Here is a show that lives up to the superlatives given to it, it has the x-factor confirming the feeling that the GD worked on a level that was so much higher than any other popular band--or unpopular for that matter, at that time at least. Like Bill Graham said, "they're not just the best at what they do, they're the ones who do what they do." But remember this, don't take my, or anyone else's word as gospel, listen to it yourself & I'm sure you'll come to the same conclusion. Weeeeeee LLLoooovvvveeee YYoooouuuu....
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2013
Subject: --
Terrific, obviously, as many '73 shows were. Sound is a bit bitey.
Reviewer: joed1953 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 30, 2012
Subject: Love that Wake of the Flood stuff
The Dead in 1973 were playing so well! With Eyes, Weather report, and other Wake material, the music so incredibly sweet, probably my favorite year. I have a ton of '73 shows, but not this one. Anyone willing to trade? Send me an email and I'll give you my list of radio and audience shows. Thanks, Joe
Reviewer: grifftrain2000 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 8, 2011
Subject: 2/9/73
Great show. Starts off very aggressive and settles in nicely. I love the audio quality here too. becoming one of my favorite 73 shows
Reviewer: cloudsplitter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 19, 2010
Subject: First time through
Great show from 1973, and a great way to start the year off. Love Row Jimmy and they play this one nicely, even being the first time live. Then we get a couple other first timers, the Eyes>China Doll is beautiful, I just can't get enough of this show. The wall Of Sound is also making a debut here which would have been an amazing experience. Five stars for an excellent show.
Reviewer: kochman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 5, 2009
Subject: Fundamental Show
With several first efforts of awesome songs, this is a fundamental for any head to know well.

If you are looking for it to download, have on CD, whatever, send me an e-mail at ro_ko at hotmail
Reviewer: boboneil - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 31, 2009
Subject: ditto squeezebox!
I also saw DSO play this show, I thought surely it was just a mix because they played so many damn songs! Wow, really took me back to the day. DSO deserves mucho kudos for what they can do on a given night, and this was a free show to boot! But man, what a show to work with.
Reviewer: squeezeboxjoe - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 17, 2009
Subject: Anyone got a downloadable of this?
PHENOMENAL show! I just saw DSO did it, they rocked... it's awesome! Can anyone send it or make it available for download?
Reviewer: st. heathen - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 16, 2009
Subject: download
write me if you need help downloading this.
Reviewer: Rollo33 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 1, 2008
Subject: Best HCS
The jam in HCS is classic- loose and melodic. No one could play as quietly (relaxed) as the Dead. Sure, sometimes they slowed it to a crawl and it didn't work so well, but when they were on they realized there was no need to rush a good jam. I guess my favorite songs are the ones where you know they are going into an instrumental jam (Playin', HCS, China Cat, Scarlet, etc.) Any others? Not a solo- a band JAM!
Reviewer: NRPS - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2008
Subject: Incredible!
Please can anyone help me find this concert! This is my birthday show! Please grant me this Grateful Birthday Wish!
Reviewer: mcnvl - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 4, 2007
Subject: PLEASE HELP!!
someone send me a copy of this show! I need this version of 'they love eachother' its very rare!!! I will be forever to speak. I'd even pay for a email is, just mention it on the subject line if you can help!!
Reviewer: swainsons thrush - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2007
Subject: tracks improperly labled
This may be redundant; however, track 21 is not Truckin' as labled. It is about eighteen seconds of Bobby chatter. Track 22 is Truckin', 23 Eyes, etc. until track 31 Around & Around. The encore, Casey Jones, is missing. You have to go to the older version here on the Archive for that, but the sound quality is not as good.

This is as mentioned, a high energy show with sound difficulties (both original to the performance and to the files here). Still worth a listen.
Reviewer: 3puttdouble - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 1, 2007
Subject: Random Act of Kindness
I've had this show for some time now. Stellar!! Do you need a copy? So blown away by it that I will send a copy of it to the first person who emails me their address. Seriously, no B.S. Just send your Name and address in the subject line to This show is so good, I need to share it. Later.
Reviewer: WharfRatDude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 18, 2007
Subject: "One by one their startin' to buzz now!"
This is definitely a great listening show. Lots of firsts for sure, Row Jimmy is sweet, but Here Comes Sunshine comes off a lot smoother. It sounds like they've been playing this one for a while. The Playin' is very creative and has nice jams. They come out ready to rock in the second set, China->Rider smokes! TLEO, another 1st at uptempo speed, kinda of twist since first set songs were played more mellow. The first Eyes sounds like they are having fun with it and sounds like they been playing it for years. Well this is where I am on show so I can just imagine that the rest sounds just as good. Great Sound for sure. Eyes is super sweet.
Reviewer: DrBad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 5, 2007
Subject: roscoe maples 73
this was our crew's all time fave. Lots of 1sts. TooBad I can't get a download to take it on the road but when i'm on the puter i jam reealy gooderer
Reviewer: JennesseeTed - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 13, 2007
Subject: TLEO
all i gotta say is this show's TLEO is rediculous. ive never heard them play it that fast
Reviewer: PigPen83 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2006
Subject: "not too fast and not too slow"
This was the first time they played Jimmy Row... this concert was like ole jimmy's rowing "not too fast and not too slow"... This show is amazingly mellow without being soporific (look it up).
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 12, 2006
Subject: First Round for the Wall of Sound
This was the debut concert for the Wall of Sound, which we drove an hour through a driving rainstorm to attend. Yes, there were sound problems right off the bat and they persisted a bit, but after a while everything seemed to shape up quite nicely. Jay Ashley's Bertha of this show helps to clear the decks and the boys that night were really on fire. You could sense they were very excited to don the stage. There was no opening act ~ just the Dead. If you listen carefully, you'll hear Bobby asking the crowd if it was loud enough out there. We resonded with a throaty "NO." Then, the sound tech turned it up a notch or six and we were happier than pigs in shit. It was the loudest I had ever heard the Dead. Though there were technical difficulties, I became a fast friend of the Wall of Sound. Shame, that monstrosity sound system has never been duplicated. It was very loud, very phat and everyone in the venue could hear every vocal. The GD never darkened the Maples doorstep again after this one ~ apparently too many burn marks on the basketball floor. We sat front row, dead center in the balcony and it was heavenly. This is a 5 star rating for performance, but I could only muster a 3 for the recording. So it evens out to a 4, but a strong 4. BTW, when we exited the bldg that night, the rain had stopped and the stars fell out of our eyes and onto our lapels. An unforgettable night.
Reviewer: decoboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 10, 2006
Subject: So many Firsts
1st show of 1973, 1st Loose Lucy, 1st China Doll, 1st Row Jimmy, 1st Here Comes Sunshine, 1st Eye's of the World. Eyes is beautiful as is China Doll. Sound is Great. Band is on. Relaxed and playing near home
Reviewer: pnc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 2, 2006
Subject: this one keeps on givin'
had this one for years (wow, twenty years now...spooky), but I come back to it at least every few months...nice high energy effort from the boys. the transition in china->rider has long been one of my favorites, as is the rather throaty and muscular sounding recording.

i always think about how good it must have felt for them (esp jerry) to come out there and just feckin' kill eyes->china doll for the first one ever. it really is sublime...

5 for posterity, 4 for the sound, 5 for the performance = 4.75. Gotta round up...
Reviewer: another one - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 31, 2006
Subject: still a way to download
but im not gonna be an evil head and tell you...

good show
Reviewer: ere - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 20, 2006
Subject: Lost and now found
Had an aud copy of this years ago, back in the days of mailing blank cassettes to other heads. Some gave me this show as a bounus. It's been long since gone and now I find archive, but alas, it's too late, no downloads!

So here I sit, plugged it to my puter grooving to an incrediable show. I would be greatful if someone could send me a copy so I can listen to this away from my puter.

Reviewer: PigpenLives - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 17, 2006
Subject: must have been practicing new tunes in January '73
It's hard to believe this is the first Eyes. It sounds so polished - as though they've already played it a dozen times - and emerges out of segue! Maybe the transition was planned ahead of time because the Truckin' jam is relatively short. The band must have been rehearsing the new tracks in the month they had off before this show because they all sound very good for a first-time played. Only Here Comes Sunshine needs a little work - but then again they nailed it just 6 days later.
Reviewer: rollandfin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 30, 2006
Subject: another wow
this stuff is real good, a new era, and most tunes here hit the ground runnin, less Lucy, but it finds its way in summer74. there's no missing songs!? Must have for long drives to the cottage. email me at , happy to share with a some responsible listeners.
Reviewer: tamedturtle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 21, 2006
Subject: great show
this show is solid and the appearance of so many new songs and just a rockin show def makes it worth it to have the 1st HCS strong for a first outting but def not close to the best imo the 2/23/74 is the best or some at the end of the year is great jerry is crankin in sugar mags the jammin is hot not the best but def one of them high energy though in my rating scale there are too many just typical songs/weaker than 5 stars jamming to be a 5 but i can def how others would easily give it a 5 this is a def an excellent show
Reviewer: bluedevil - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2006
Subject: Wave That Flag is not truly U.S. Blues
Wave that Flag
An earlier version of the piece, titled "Wave That Flag," first appeared on February 9, 1973, and was dropped after June of that year. It has different lyrics, which are published in Hunter's A Box of Rain.

From the Annotated Grateful Dead lyrics' site hosted at UCSC.
Reviewer: skuzzlebutt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2006
Subject: A blast!
This show is just a rockin' good time, with new tunes busting out left and right. I have a soft spot for this one as it was one of the very first tapes I got when I started collecting back in the early 80s. This excellent Ashley remaster makes an old classic sound better than ever. Hardly the best show of 1973, but a must-have nonetheless for the energy level and fresh material that abounds.
Reviewer: gruUbic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 18, 2006
Subject: Roll out the Barrel!!
This show has been in my collection since I was about 15...same source. We are blessed, my friends..., you complete me!!

folk that worried when the boyz "changed" in the early 90's, changed in 80, changed in 70...well, change is what this show was alllllll about
---kind, kind tunes and a lot of memories...
loud, fast and happy.
Reviewer: fmichael - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 3, 2006
Subject: wow
This turns into the definitive Brown Eyed Woman and goes strait into and up my 1973 roots.

Here Comes Sunshine! (And out walks Wavy Gravy to decry Nixon's bombing of hospitals in S.E. Asia.)
Reviewer: deadmantalking77 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 20, 2006
Subject: Wave That Flag?
When did they rename US Blues? Other than the missing Casey Jones encore, this show is a classic.
Reviewer: visibleink - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2005
Subject: Classic Show....
Years back, the Grateful Dead Hour broadcast this show in its entirety over several weeks and I was able to get it for the first time back in 99 I believe.

I have listened to this show so many times it's nuts. But yes, it is classic and shows how just in a few months they had found themselves doing somethign quite different that late 72, not only with the new songs but especially in terms of the jams being jazzier.

This show is just solid throughout and has lots of energy, a great opener to an epic year for the band.
Reviewer: PUFFtronica - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 26, 2005
Subject: Here Comes Sunshine
Amazing '73 show. Quality is outstanding. Check out Here Comes Sunshine....sounds like it belongs on the shelves at Tower Records lol. Def. one for the collection
Reviewer: deadman74 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 3, 2005
Subject: Beyond Eyes
Beyond the "eyes"...China Doll, Here Comes Sunshine, Loose Lucy, They Love Eachother, Row Jimmy and Wave That Flag also were performed for the first time here. Makes this show just all the better huh?
Reviewer: deadman74 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 3, 2005
Subject: Beyond Eyes
Beyond the "eyes"...China Doll, Here Comes Sunshine, Loose Lucy, They Love Eachother, Row Jimmy and Wave That Flag also were performed for the first time here. Makes this show just all the better huh?
Reviewer: vadead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 8, 2005
Subject: EYES!
I love the DEAD but I love my testicles more. That being said, it is unbelievable that this was the first EYES. This is a very nice show and worth the blanks to record it on!
Reviewer: eyezoftheworld - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 8, 2005
Subject: this is a show.
a concert i would literally give a testicle to have been at. ok, well maybe a finger nail. how exactly do you play a song for the first time and make it sound unbelievable? you dont... unless of course you are the dead. just download it and you will see how good it is. my favorite song played for the first time. :-D
did i forget to mention, did i forget to mention encore? the casey jones encore is missing from this version. i have actually enjoyed about one version of casey jones. as many times as i have listened to this song it is just boring. im sure this is blasphemy, but i think it is probably the most over rated dead song ever. i was just curious as to if this was a good version or not. BTW i cant remember the version i enjoyed just something about jerry forgeting the words to the 'trouble with you', it being a rather long version, and them not having played it in a while.
Reviewer: hyperboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 7, 2005
Subject: Fantastic show!
This source is really crunchy....I prefer it over the other one. Jerry's tone is more true to the live sound.

This show is so much fun. Many songs are played fast...which is cool for a change. Like previous reviewers have said, the "first time played" tunes are very inspiring. Enough talk...just get the show and enjoy.
Reviewer: doc drennan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 4, 2005
Subject: lucky ole son
very grateful at41 years of age i wasent quite old enough to see the boys at this young and priceless era but i can appreciate a good show one of the top 10 by far
Reviewer: El Santiago - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 15, 2005
Subject: Special Show
Spun this one on countless road trips and has always stood out as a very special show. It's got that unexplainable 'classic' vibe throughout. The most upbeat and my favorite version of They Love Each Other that I know of. So good to have a great sounding version of this. Thanks to all those making it possible to download these gems.
Reviewer: Deren Ney - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 4, 2005
Subject: Funny story about a killer show
Songs played for the first time at this show: China Doll, Eyes of the World, Here Comes Sunshine, Loose Lucy, They Love Each Other, Row Jimmy, Wave That Flag (Later US Blues).

Here's a funny story about this amazing show. I was in Berkeley at a drive-thru, and was blaring Sugaree with my rear gate window open. When I ordered, I turned it down to hear the drive thru thing, and this dude in a pickup truck behind me said,"Hey, what is that music?" I said, "The Grateful Dead!" He said, "You've got to be kidding, really?" I said, "Yeah, why?" and he laughed and said, "Because I've always hated the Grateful Dead, but that sounds so cool! Turn it up again!" So I blared it through the drive-thru, and could see him rocking out to it and smiling behind me.

So, when I got my food, I ejected the tape and gave it to the chick at the window and asked her to give it to him. I stayed at the exit for a second to make sure she did, and the guy looked over all stoked and honked his horn, and within seconds he was rocking out to it.

Anyway....that's what kind of show this is! You can convert anyone! (not to mention, I haven't been able to find a low-gen of this show since then, so thanks for posting this!)
Reviewer: spleenboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 26, 2005
Subject: Seminal Turning Points
Every once in a while, a particular Dead show is THE turning point: change of personnel, new material...This is one of those. Look at Dead Base and we see this is the first time they performed so much of their Wake and Mars material live. On top of that, the sound is pretty much as good as it gets. First time: Here Comes Sunshine, Eyes, and a few more. Get the idea?
Reviewer: skwimite - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 16, 2005
Subject: setting the stage
It took 3hrs in bad traffic through a driving rain to get to Palo Alto from Oakland, but it was well worth it. Too many "first time played" to imagine. Seemless Truckin > Eyes > China Doll, although all the masters are lacking a few notes in the jam. So nice to have a board of this one. 4 stars for the sound. Thanks
Reviewer: Ru1974 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 28, 2004
Subject: A great start to '73!
This is a real "rough and ready" sounding show, fantastic energy. You can really feel it!
Reviewer: Patty Falafal - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2004
Subject: incorrect file list
the listed "truckin" is actually tech diffs...Eyes is truckin and keep moving everything down one spot from there to match up the files...great show though WOW! and very good job on the re-mix...casey is not actually uploaded....
Reviewer: pepe67 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 4, 2004
Subject: Bertha rocks!!
Just a note on this historic show...I've heard the original source and it's pretty rough for a sound board. This remix is excellent! Along with a great Row Jimmy (first ever)...

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